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Westcliff University in the News

How COVID-19 Created Opportunities for Teachers and Students

5/5/2021: Campus Technology recognized our very own President and CEO, Dr. Anthony Lee, and Dean of Academic Operations and Initiatives, Dr. Matthew Hubbs, in their educational blog. Read their perspective of How COVID-19 Created Opportunities for Teachers and Students.

“There’s no doubt that the pandemic caused incredible upheaval in higher education — but the positive impacts of that disruption are significant. Here’s how the shift to online learning will benefit both faculty and students moving forward.”

-Dr. Anthony Lee, Dr. Matthew Hubbs

Read more about their feature here: How COVID-19 Created Opportunities for Teachers and Students

Westcliff Leadership in the News

4/30/2021: Exciting news; our very own President and CEO, Dr. Anthony Lee, and Dean of Academic Operations and Initiatives, Dr. Matthew Hubbs, have been featured in an educational blog; Commercial Café. Read their thoughts and views on online teaching as part of the Expert Roundup here: https://www.commercialcafe.com/blog/expert-roundup-professors-thoughts-on-online-teaching/.

They shared their perspectives in response to some critical questions about how the pandemic has affected educators and students, such as:

  • How online teaching has changed the educational system?
  • Is online learning more cost effective and could it improve the allocated budget for online resources?
  • When schools start reopening, could online classes still be an option for students? 

Also, check out the National Communication Association’s podcast on The Future of Education: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities in Pandemic Learning where Dr. Matthew Hubbs participated as a panelist and representative of Westcliff.

The podcast focused on how COVID-19 has changed higher education and how these changes relate to best practices in teaching and learning, including the timely issues of diversity and equity. 

Stay tuned for more of Westcliff in the news! 

Association for Corporate Growth – Orange County Awards

4/16/2021: The Association for Corporate Growth – Orange County chapter (“ACG-OC“) has published a list of finalists for the professional advisory organization’s 26th Annual ACG Awards.  The ACG is a global organization with 56 chapters involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions.

Westcliff University is one of three finalists in the growth category, which have been selected from a list of more than 70 nominated businesses headquartered in Orange County and Inland Empire. Finalists will be honored via a virtual awards ceremony presentation on June 10th, the theme this year is “Excellence Reimagined,” which is focused on companies that have exceptionally adapted during this pandemic.

Read more with the official press release released by the ACG-OC.

Westcliff University Faculty Member, Dr. Miralynn Faigao Malupa, Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious English Language Specialist Project

3/1/2021: Our very own College of Education faculty member, Dr. Mira Malupa, was recognized by the U.S. Department of State for Prestigious English Language Specialist Project focusing on Teacher Training and Community of Practice Development in Poland (and neighboring countries: Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine). The English Language Specialist Program is the premier opportunity for leaders in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) to enact meaningful and sustainable changes in the way that English is taught abroad, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) with funding provided by the U.S. government. 

Read more about her selection with the official press release released by the U.S. Department of State.

Remote Learning in the Pandemic: Lessons Learned

12/28/2020: Our Dean of Academic Operations and Initiatives, Dr. Matthew Hubbs, was the featured subject matter expert and author for Campus Technology (www.campustechnology.com) for the month of December. Dr. Hubbs discusses how the shift to online learning in response to COVID-19 has revealed pedagogical benefits that will carry on into the future of education. Despite the difficult measures that have transpired due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Hubbs also talks about what Westcliff University has learned to ensure both short-term, and long-term student and faculty success.

Read his insights and feature article in Campus Technology. Go to Campus Technology.

5 Things That Should Be Done to Improve the U.S. Educational System

12/10/2020: Our very own President and CEO of Westcliff University, Dr. Anthony M. Lee was featured in an interview with Authority Magazine discussing 5 things that need to be done to further improve the educational system in the United States. Dr. Lee talks about the importance of prioritizing communication skills, integrating social-emotional learning, and why he feels that STEM education is paving the way for the industries of tomorrow. 

This feature-interview is not only exciting for the Westcliff family but also very insightful as it shares viewpoints and perspectives from the mind of Westcliff’s very own President and CEO. 

Read his insights and full interview in Authority Magazine. Go to Authority Magazine

Why Sport And Exercise Are So Important For College And University Students

11/15/2020: Our very own Dean of Athletics, Shawn Harris, was highlighted as a contributor to a recent story in The Sport Review discussing the importance of sports and exercise in college students. Shawn mentions how “learning how to manage time between their sport and their studies provides a solid foundation for work/life balance and teaches the importance of discipline in their everyday schedules”. Additionally, he shares some thoughts about how sports contribute to the development of social skills that translate into life skills. 

This feature is very exciting for our Westcliff family as not only is Shawn Harris quoted in this article, but also one of our Women’s Soccer players, Jada Ware, is quoted giving a student athlete’s perspective.

You can read the full article HERE.